Serena Williams baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness
Serena Williams, the 23-time Major winner, was baptised as a Jehovah’s Witness on Sunday, marking a watershed event for the recently retired tennis star. The iconic American was baptised in the West Palm Beach Jehovah’s Witness Assembly.
Her family reared the 41-year-old as a Jehovah’s Witness. For the uninitiated, Jehovah’s Witnesses are a Christian group with a membership of about nine million individuals.
In addition to denying the Christian belief of the Holy Trinity, the organisation forbids the celebration of pagan holidays such as Easter, Christmas, and birthdays. Williams and her family do not celebrate any of the usual Christian holidays.
According to the website of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christianity is a denomination that promotes both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. Jehovah’s Witnesses regard Jesus Christ as the son of God rather than the Almighty God.
Furthermore, Jehovah’s Witnesses are instructed to refrain from participating in politics, voting, and the other aforementioned activities. They are also not permitted to attend marriages of other religions.
Serena Williams’ sister Venus practises the faith, and her daughter Olympia is being raised in it as well. Back in 2017, the 23-time Major champion told Vogue that “being a Jehovah’s Witness” was crucial to her and that her husband Alexis Ohanian was very supportive of her.